This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359 Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle rails, not sure how long it will end up being.
Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @ 69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
DOGFIGHTS, P38 LIGHTNING VS ME 109
AUGUST 1944, 2P-38 ATTACKS A HEAVY FORMATION OF ME109 OVER GERMANY, ROBIN OLDS GETS 3 KILLS. HE ACCOUNTED A TOTAL OF 13 GERMAN PLANES SHOT DOWN IN WW2 AND 4 MIGS IN VIETNAM.
Merlin V12 part 1 start up
A Merlin engine built out of two wrecks. It originally powered a twin engine Mosquito. Just the thing to have in your shed!
Kawasaki 48 Cylinder Runs!
Quick clip of the Worlds largest multi Cylinder Motorcycle, this 48 cylinder bike was built by my pal Simon Whitelock - here it is at the Triples Rally in 2004 - it is actually 49 cylinder as the initial sound is of the single cylinder starter engine
2000hp Detroit Diesel Powered Tub Grinder
V16 two stroke detroit diesel (16v149 DDEC 3) powerd tub grinder with a L10 cummins powering the hydralics. Weighing 51 tonnes. Output is between 300cm up to 1000cm p/hr depending on the material.
NHRDA NorthWest Diesel Nationals Sled Pulling Competition 2011
This is a collaboration of videos that http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/ shot on May 21,2011 at the NHRDA NorthWest Diesel Nationals sled pulling competition. It features:Jason Burton, Tricia Burton, DJ's Diesel, The Hunter, Special Delivery, Limited Edition, General Chaos, Agent Orange, 2 Wild Diesel, Alimony and many other trucks/tractors. Lots of Full Pull Action!